Poor Fred Fu..nk
New Yorkers Heckle Woods
By Kickntrue on 6/21/09
It seems the rain and beer had the New York crowds even more reved up than usual over the weekend.
At 6:42 p.m., dozens of drunken spectators at Hole 10 taunted Woods as he prepared to start his third round in the rain.It seems fans also had fun with Fred Funk's last name- turning it into an obcenity. How original.
I trust nobody from oobgolf was participating in these activities? (Share the dirt please.)
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I'm almost positive those were the meatballs with the pink afro wigs. They were stumbling around holes 8-12 all day, double fisting michelob ultras and groping each other. I couldn't believe that they were still able to stand - let alone make words - by 6:42.
At that time, I was over on the practice green cheering after Phil made 2 30 foot puts. that's right... the practice green. the crowd went nuts after he made them!
I noticed that people cheer for Tiger cause he's the #1 golfer in the world. However, people cheer for Phil (and others) cause they really like him.
This is "A Prime Example" of many spectators that are envious "WannaBe's" that are not serious players of this Game (could never play this Game) or understand the basic conduct of "A Gentleman" at a sporting event! The good players ignore these "Drunken Slobs", consider the source as "Low Rent Individuals of Borderline Intellect", and play on without regard to this worthless interruption! Maybe D. Trump has a Pink Wig in his closet so he could run around with these "NE USA Meatballs" on a TV show. They are "True Apprentice Humanbeings"! JWHpurist
I don't think the media is helping with this situation either. All i saw on TGC this week was interviews with guys talking about how it's all ok and they expect it from New York, etc etc. It's still golf. It's still a gentleman's game and spectators still need to conduct themselves. I'm not saying they shouldn't be able to, or can't razz a player or something - that's part of cheering in sports, but they need to be respectful of it. Don't do it while they're over the ball and for the love of Pete Dye, keep it clean! What they did to poor Fred's name is just low class. Perhaps it's time for bouncers in golf events? if you've had too much you get tossed, or if you're disrespectful you get tossed.
I think you start pitching some of these future leaders of america dropouts you'll start to see a drop-off real quick. I can't remember last time someone was removed from the course for anything other than streaking or jumping in a lake -- hell they even gave that one guy a 2nd chance after jumping in the lake after Phil's win. No arrest, nothing. Just "dont' do it again". Lame.
The bad part is the players are almost held hostage, if they respond the wrong way the crowd could REALLY turn on them, so everyone just puts up with it. There was a time on the back nine when someone shouted when Lucas was over his ball getting ready to pull the trigger, that should be unacceptable. That guy should have clearly been tossed, but there's no way it was going to happen.
Every single person that screams "Get in the hole" after a tee shot needs to be banned from every event.
Agree wholeheartedly. Although there were several Staties accompanying Tiger's mob, it's not like they can arrest you for yelling "noonan" in someone's backswing. And I don't think it's being snobbish or heavy-handed to 86 people for breaches of decorem: when you're a professional golfer you're playing for money. When people start riding you they're making it more difficult to do your job and it's literally costing you money when you get distracted and miss a putt.
Although, one idea that crossed my mind during Saturday was that every group should be required to play at least one hole with the pink wig mob doing their thing in an attempt to level the playing field. Though that would just be a logisitical nightmare.
The only justice is that the poor saps have to live their pathetic lives hating themselves, chasing creepy long island chicks with big hair and fake tans, all the while hoping that being an obnoxious douche with a gold chain, italian horn and exposed chest hair will make up for the size of their...and it never will.
I agree with ToddRobb... if the players complain, the crowd would be all over them next time.
Please accept my apologies as a Long Islander. These idiots only represent a small portion of the people here. It's the bad ones (Joey Buttafuoco) who always get the press...
I worked at the US Open on Friday, then walked with a few of the groups. Now I used to live on Long Island until a few months ago, so I knew what to expect. But I was till pretty amazed at the brazenness of some of these people after a few beers. I wrote a full blog post about the day: tr.im/bethpage
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